Argentina: Hundreds march on congress in solidarity with laid-off PepsiCo workers

Residents of Buenos Aires joined the workers' march following the dismissal of 691 employees from the city's PepsiCo plant, Thursday. The new day of protests saw students, state workers, teachers unions, as well as left wing figures, making their way towards the National Congress to demand the reopening of the factory. After a short stopover by the Ministry of Labour, demonstrators continued... Еще the procession while singing and playing music. Riot police were deployed to maintain order. One of demonstrators and former PepsiCo employee Luis Medina- Delegado said that the workers want «to find an alternative to get our jobs back» adding that the «government takes care of this situation.» The march caused traffic problems as the demonstration blocked several central streets. No incidents were reported. PepsiCo announced the sudden closure of its Buenos Aires factory on July 19, leading to the dismissal of 691 employees

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